First up, on May 30-31, NASA, along with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to participate in a virtual hackathon. During a period of 48 hours, participants from around the world will create virtual teams and use Earth observation data to develop solutions to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more info go to: https://covid19.spaceappschallenge.org/
First up, for all you teachers. the Summer and Fall Altino trainings are all going online! Everything is listed on the PDE3 website. Organizers are waiving the $25 fee. So the training is FREE! Classes are limited to thirty seats but there’s always room. Learn more and get Alino trained.
Then we welcome Peter Rowan from UH Ventures Accelerator, Kamuela Enos from Purple Prize and (K)new Futures Challenge and Wayne Murphy from HATCH. They’re here to tell us how innovation and entrepreneurship will play a significant role in helping to restart and reshape our post-COVID-19 world. Learn more about the program by sign up to this informational session.
Then we have Pat Sullivan and Matt Jenkins to the show. Pat is the Founder and CEO of Oceanit, one of Hawaii’s successful tech companies. Check out Pat’s new book: Intellectual Anarchy. Matthew is the Area Vice President, SLED (State, Local and Education) West, for World Wide Technologies.
First off, don’t forget, applications to the Blue Startups Cohort #12 accelerator program closes tomorrow, Thursday, April 30th. The new start date for the program is to be determined. Stay tuned for more updates and in the meantime, check out what it means to be part of the Blue Startups accelerator program by going to Blue Startups.com.
Then we welcome Mitra Ardron and Eric Jones to the show. Mitra is a serial social entrepreneur & innovator, working in the fields of technology for good, most recently at the Internet Archives. Meanwhile, Eric Jones is a seasoned disaster planner, exercise conductor, crisis manager and recently with the American Red Cross. We talk about contact tracing, Apple/Google API and the Safe2 app.
Thanks to HTDC, on Tuesday, April 28th Eric Heenan, President of Alaka’i Executive Search, will hold a complimentary webinar on strategies to make your LinkedIn profile stand out and get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers. Please register by Monday, April 27 at 12pm. After registration closes, they will send a Zoom link to all registered participants.
Then we’re joined by Tim Cottrell, Head of School at Iolani School and Rodrigo Romo, Program Manager at Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems to talk about activating their makerspaces to help meet the demand for Personal Protective Equipment.
Blue Startups Cohort #12 application deadline has been Extended. They said, “In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we have decided to extend our application deadline for Cohort #12 until April 30. The new start date for the program is to be determined as well. Stay tuned for more updates! For more information you can go to BlueStartups.com
First up, if you’re interested or are curious about artificial intelligence and machine learning, the Aloha AI training is just for you. Here is a series of 3 one hour workshops.
- Workshop 1 – April 9, 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
- Workshop 2 – April 17, 9:30am to 10:30pm. Introduction to the Aloha AI Network
- Workshop 3 – April 24, 9:30am to 10:30pm . Dashboard Training
To request an invite: firstname.lastname@example.org
Then we have Bert Kimura from UH who joins us to talk about the online conference: Technology, Colleges and Community or TCC 2020.
Finally, we’re joined by Jodi Ito, Chief Information Security Officer from UH and Ryan Field, Chief Information Security Officer from American Savings Bank to talk about securing your workforce in this new reality of remote work and shelter in place. You can find security resources here: https://www.cyberhawaii.org/resources/
First up, the Hawaii Island Business Plan Competition (HIplan) for UH Hilo & Hawaii Community College Students is now a virtual event. It’s the Virtual Kilauea Eruption Recovery App Hackathon that will take place on April 4-5 on the BizzyB.com platform. Teams could Win up to $5000 in cash prizes. Student admission to the Hackathon is free, with signups available on a first-come fist serve basis. For information, visit https:// bizzyb.com/hiplan-hackathon-2020/.
Finally, we’re joined by Norman Sales of Farrington High School and Leanna Agcaoili of Fern Elementary School to talk about distance learning in the age of remote work and shelter in place. We also get to talk about the 808Unconference.
First off, there are changes here at Hawaii Public Radio to maintain some personal separation. Most of the time our guests are live in the studio but during this period of social distancing and being respectful of each others well being, our guests are now remote and calling in. Hopefully you won’t notice much of a difference but I will miss the lively energy only gotten through face to face interaction.
Next up I’d like to tell you about a community resource for COVID-19 information. Suchandra Thapa, Ben Trevino and a number of volunteers including Code for Hawaii are helping coordinate a local effort to crowdsource a Hawaii-specific Coronavirus resource for Hawaii residents; similar to what NYC/LA have done.
Finally, I welcome Dr. Dana Arakawa and Derek Gabriel to the show. Dana runs a consultancy that helps teams build systemic and lasting organizational resilience. Derek is co-founder of Ignite Solutions Group, dedicated to empowering businesses through technology. Check out Dana’s article in Civil Beat.
First up, Mark Kimura from Oceanit joins us to tell us about going virtual with the upcoming Aloha A.I. workshop. Then, we’re joined by Assaf Karmon from Turnover BNB to talk about building a startup, going through accelerator Blue Startups and the path to HVCA’s Tech Entrepreneur of the Year.